Node Tree organization can be challenging in DaVinci Resolve. It’s easy to create complex trees that look very messy and are tough to decipher. In Resolve 12, we can now select multiple nodes, group them together into a Compound Node and give that Node a meaningful name—keeping our trees looking nice and tidy. Note: In the DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update (after this movie was recorded), the ‘decompose compound node’ command was added!
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- A new feature I really, really like in DaVinci Resolve 12…is one that allows me to clean up my node trees.…It's called compound nodes, and they work very, very simply.…And we're working in Timelines 03_09 Compound Nodes…for those of you who are following along…with the exercise files.…Now, I've done a grade on this already.…This is what the shot originally looked like.…In Node 1 I've got a basic grade going on.…In the following node I'm doing a highlight key on the sky,…and it's kind of following the sky.…
And then I've got three more nodes…where I've got windows who are tracking people.…And the whole notion of compound nodes…is to allow me to clean up my node tree.…So let's say I've got these nodes set up,…I'm happy with the way these people are looking…And I really just want to simplify this node tree.…It's getting a little too messy for me.…What I could do is say, you know what,…these three logically can kind of be…grouped together and tucked away,…and I don't really need to get back at them.…
So what I'm going to do is press the command button…
Indie feature film and broadcast colorist Patrick Inhofer puts these more sophisticated features to practical use—color-grading shots from a documentary. Along the way, he covers the Resolve Studio databases, media management, advanced primary and secondary color-correction techniques, and even Resolve performance optimization. Follow along with the three "In Action" chapters to learn how to create a base grade, match shots, and build cinematic looks. Plus, get a glimpse into the advanced features available only in DaVinci Resolve Studio, such as motion effects and noise reduction, to help you decide if you need to upgrade to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve.
It doesn't matter what kinds of projects you shoot or edit. This training will help you develop your color correction "muscles" and deliver better results more reliably every time.
- Understanding Resolve's database structure and options
- Managing and relinking media
- Using the advanced primary and secondary tools
- Working with the sizing menu
- Advanced tracking
- Comparing shots in split-screen
- Reducing noise
- Increasing playback performance in DaVinci Resolve
- Rendering, delivering, and archiving footage
- Applying Resolve's tools to real-world projects
- Learning a repeatable workflow for the entire color grading process
Skill Level Advanced
Documentary Editing with Premiere Prowith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
DaVinci Resolve 12 Essential Trainingwith Patrick Inhofer15h 43m Beginner
1. Advanced Database Concepts
2. Additional Media and Edit Page Concepts
3. Advanced Color Page Concepts: Primary Corrections
4. Advanced Color Page Concepts: Secondary Corrections
5. Studio-Only Tools and Workflows
6. Increasing Playback Performance
7. Color Management and ACES
8. Rendering, Delivering, and Archiving
9. In Action: Cold Open—the Base Grade
10. In Action: Cold Open—Shot Matching
11. In Action: Building a Look
Cold open: Closing thoughts1m 32s
12. What's New in Resolve 12.5
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